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DESIGN INSPIRATION

 

2018 JAN TE LINTELO

 

Madison Square Park: a true urban park, overlooked by the iconic Flatiron
Building. This is where the ‘Mad Men’ from the ad agencies on Madison
Avenue come for a breather, along with the ladies-who-lunch, resting their
feet after a shopping trip on ultra-chic Fifth Avenue. If ever there was a place
where ‘cosmopolitan’ and ‘relaxing’ meet, surely, this green slice of New York
is it. And when Jan te Lintelo designed his versatile, modular ‘Madison’ range,
in 2018, he opted for that same, perfect combination.

Jan te Lintelo

Jan te Lintelo was born on January 6th 1954 into a family of furniture retailers in Haaksbergen in the eastern part of The Netherlands. Growing up Jan was surrounded by the beautiful furniture from his parents shop, this meant he gained an understanding on the skills and great craftsmanship ofartisans and architects from an early age. Jan studied furniture manufacturing at the HMC in Rotterdam specialising in craftsmanship and creativity but also the entrepreneurship of the trade and worked in sales for Dutch cabinetmaker Pastoe and the famous upholstery factory Gelderland. In 1994 he decided to start his own company and create his own collection of furniture. Using his experience in manufacturing combined with the feedback and wishes from his clients he designed the first collection himself, fast becoming one of the most successful modern furniture collections. His modern designs are characterized by great craftsmanship with generous proportions with comfort and style as essential qualities.